The IV European University Games Coimbra-2018 are held from July 15th to 29th. During these two weeks, the small town of Coimbra (Portugal) became the capital of European student sport. Here more than four thousand boys and girls from almost 300 universities in Europe are playing sets of awards in thirteen kinds of sport. 

Ukrainian students are fighting for medals at tournaments of badminton, basketball (3x3), football, futsal, judo and academic rowing.

Judokas honorably represented Sumy State University at the games on 24th and 25th of July. Kyryl Samotuh won the bronze medal in the category up to 60kg. On his way to the podium he knocked out athletes from Italy, Germany, Hungary. Our athlete conceded to Portugal representative Rodrigo Lopes in the semi-final, but he was stronger than Nicolas Oushi from France in the match for the 3rd place.

Gevorg Manukyan won a silver award in the category up to 73 kg. He defeated the representatives of Georgia, Cyprus, Austria and Croatia on the way to the final. Gevorg met with a judoka from Poland Mateusz Garbacz in the final match. Equal struggle continued throughout the entire match, but because of the warning, our athlete was forced to go on the offensive, where he missed the throw from an opponent, that decided the fight’s fate.

Andrii Kolesnyk won a gold medal in the category more than 100 kg. He overcame judokas from Germany, France and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the way to the victory. Andrii met with an athlete from Belarus Vladyslav Tsarpytskyi in the final match. An entire match was a tough struggle, but two successful submissions of our athlete allowed him to become a champion.

Sumy State University sincerely congratulates the athletes and coaches on the victory at Coimbra- 2018 University Games!!!

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